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Old 05-14-2018, 11:11 PM
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The pops and burbles make my car sound broken. Especially the big stupid bang on the 2-3 upshift. Iím embarrassed.

I do do like the increase in volume and the sound symposer though. How does the amount of pops in the .2 compare to the .1?
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Old 05-14-2018, 11:46 PM
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I love PSE so much so that I turned down a great deal on a 991.1 Targa 4S because it didn't have that or Sport Chrono. I love my 991.2 with PSE and SC! Love the "push to pass" button know as Sport Response.
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by CarreraFahrer View Post
Same here. You get even more snap, crackle pop in sport plus.
At least in the .2, no theatrical crackling in Sport+. It's a good option for the manual mode folks who don't like the sound and there's a bonus from the reduced t-lag by using the crackle-fuel to keep the turbos spinning a bit even on light loads.
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+1 on PSE. Love, love, love the crackling on Sport mode

I have Individual in Sport with PSE on and Normal suspension, so I can enjoy it even when driving around town. I rather listen to it than turn on the radio!
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:55 AM
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I enjoy the roar of the PSE on the open road, away from homes and cops but I am not a big fan of the snap, crackle and pops. Lately, I have the PSE turned off more often than not because I have found that I enjoy hearing the natural mechanical whirring noise of the NA flat six, turbo whistle free I might add!
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by JEllis View Post
The 991.2, for the latte sipping quiet Porschefile.

I kid I kid
LoL.


X pipe on my .1 sounds pretty raw. I donít get an abundance of manufactured cackles. PSE does seem to have more, but every .1 Iíve heard with PSE sounds symphonic in the best way. Modern cars do pop and crackle too much though. You want embarrassing, try a F Type R. That V8 is LOUD, but surprisingly, I donít love the sound as much as I thought I would. And the level of fake-snap crackle pops was a joke. They need to put the brakes on that stupid trend.
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by LexVan View Post
I turn on PSE even if I'm just jockeying the cars around in the garage or backing it out to the driveway for a bath.
+1 ^^^^^^^
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:21 AM
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I have learned how to time it for maximum effect when I want to turn heads.
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by K-A View Post


LoL.


X pipe on my .1 sounds pretty raw. I donít get an abundance of manufactured cackles. PSE does seem to have more, but every .1 Iíve heard with PSE sounds symphonic in the best way. Modern cars do pop and crackle too much though. You want embarrassing, try a F Type R. That V8 is LOUD, but surprisingly, I donít love the sound as much as I thought I would. And the level of fake-snap crackle pops was a joke. They need to put the brakes on that stupid trend.
I really don't get the HATE. Why curb this "trend"?. How many cars backfire/gurgle/whatever? Very few. Who cares if its synthetic....I LOVE it, especially in tunnels. Its on almost 100% of the time.
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:13 AM
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Always wondered why folks like loud sounds. In the context of music there are some hypotheses such as the one described in this paper. Figure 2 is instructive.
I guess I am in the minority when it comes to sound. Also, the standard Porsche exhaust in the 911 is not so loud. Increasing the volume doesnít do it for me as it does for most.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5580611/
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by 911boy
I really don't get the HATE. Why curb this "trend"?. How many cars backfire/gurgle/whatever? Very few. Who cares if its synthetic....I LOVE it, especially in tunnels. Its on almost 100% of the time.
Because it's manufactured and makes your car sound like it needs new jets on the carbs. Plus it covers up the natural sound of the engine. I remember my first hard drive in the car, on the Tail of The Dragon. Top down, I felt like the Confederate Army was hiding in the woods and firing a cannon fusillade at me every time I would let off for a corner. Trust me, in a cab, top down, it's pretty ridiculous.
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:55 AM
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I don't care if its manufactured, I love it. Love it at the racetrack and love it on my car.
Ever been in an SQ5? Sounds GREAT (inside) but manufactured. Sound was big part of why I got mine. To each his own.
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:09 PM
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OK, had an open schedule this AM so I took a fun run in my .2C2S with PSE and 7M. I noted the following:

My observations were made in 2nd gear where I could get the rpm's up w/o excessive speed and sounds were monitored while backing down the rpm's.

Normal mode/PSE off = no crackles

Normal mode/PSE on = very faint crackles

Sport mode/PSE off up to 4500rpm = no crackles

Sport mode/PSE off above 5000rpm = crackles

Sport mode/PSE on = crackles galore

Sport + mode/PSE off any rpm = no crackles

Sport + mode/PSE on any rpm= no crackles

I just happened upon the different effects at the 4500 and 5000 rpm thresholds by accident but found it interesting.

There are ways to defeat the crackles in all modes if one so chooses.
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:26 PM
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Seems to me with so many unhappy people here with PSE, maybe there a cost effective way to swap out of PSE into stock? I've read so many threads(here and elsewhere) of owners looking to retrofit into a PSE.
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:27 PM
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Sport/Sport+ mode on, PSE off. No crackles, but the valves open anyway over 4000 rpm. (at least on .1)

The PSE "on" just has the valves open all the time, down in the boring part of the range anyway.
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